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Yak Traks

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:09 pm
by PPRM
We sometimes get pretty bad Ice Storms and freezing rain here. A few years ago, I came across some "Chains for shoes" called Yak Traks. This morning was the first occasion I have had to use them. i slipped them over my muck boots as I went out to water. Pretty good and certainly worth preventing a fall.

Be safe everyone!

Re: Yak Traks

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:03 pm
by Nicky
They are awesome, have used them for years. Can be tricky on tractor steps tho. Right now we need snowshoes instead of chains.

Re: Yak Traks

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:22 pm
by mrj
Are there two styles? Imperfect recall says I've seen or heard of a type that has a sharp, pointy tread, and another that has a coil type without the 'sharp shod' effect, so as to give some traction, but not ruin indoor floors (as in a business, or home, with me assuming that means no mud on the shoe!). I think someone on this ranch has some 'sharpies'. For me, something easy to slip on and off would be a good thing. And, they shouldn't 'ball up' when snow gets soft like today with our 40+% temp.

mrj

Re: Yak Traks

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:37 pm
by PPRM
mrj wrote:Are there two styles? Imperfect recall says I've seen or heard of a type that has a sharp, pointy tread, and another that has a coil type without the 'sharp shod' effect, so as to give some traction, but not ruin indoor floors (as in a business, or home, with me assuming that means no mud on the shoe!). I think someone on this ranch has some 'sharpies'. For me, something easy to slip on and off would be a good thing. And, they shouldn't 'ball up' when snow gets soft like today with our 40+% temp.

mrj


If you go to the website, it appears more than 2 styles. Yes, slip on and off easily. I have the milder coil style. My many years of marriage has me hesitant to risk floor damage though ;-}

Re: Yak Traks

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:10 am
by burnt
PPRM wrote:
mrj wrote:Are there two styles? Imperfect recall says I've seen or heard of a type that has a sharp, pointy tread, and another that has a coil type without the 'sharp shod' effect, so as to give some traction, but not ruin indoor floors (as in a business, or home, with me assuming that means no mud on the shoe!). I think someone on this ranch has some 'sharpies'. For me, something easy to slip on and off would be a good thing. And, they shouldn't 'ball up' when snow gets soft like today with our 40+% temp.

mrj


If you go to the website, it appears more than 2 styles. Yes, slip on and off easily. I have the milder coil style. My many years of marriage has me hesitant to risk floor damage though ;-}


Oh I see, it's not just slipping on ice that results in concussion? ;-)

Re: Yak Traks

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:48 am
by mwj
There are several companies that make something similar to slip over your boots. Browse the ice-fishing section at the sports store and they can be found. Here in the Midwest they usually order only one time for ice-fishing equipment, so they should be purchased early.

Re: Yak Traks

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:12 pm
by Silver
Work wear and safety shops generally have large selections of them.